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Devon and Cornwall magistrates courts to remain closed

Launceston Magistrates' Court
The building in Launceston is no longer seen as a suitable court venue

Magistrates courts at Cullompton in Devon and Launceston in Cornwall are to remain closed.

The courts, which last sat in 2009, were classed as "underused and inadequate" in a review of English courts by the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry confirmed services at the courts will be provided at Exeter, Honiton, Bodmin and Liskeard.

It said its aim was to deliver a "more modern justice service which puts the needs of victims and witnesses first".



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